Wilkes University


Wilkes University Graduate is a Semifinalist in International Design Competition

A recent Wilkes University graduate is a semifinalist in one of the world’s leading digital media competitions for student creators.

Nicole Kutos ‘17 of Northampton, Pa., is a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. She was one of 1,725 semifinalists chosen from over 6,600 entrants.

Kutos submitted her work to the Commercial - Print/Graphic/Illustration category. Her project titled Darlene’s American Diner, is a menu that incorporates a wide variety of fonts to create a playful twist on the stereotypical 1950’s diner. It also includes signage, apparel and take-out container designs. It began as an assignment in a Wilkes typography course.

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards offer mentoring, feedback, career bootcamps and internship guidance to students. Winners receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend Adobe MAX 2017 in October, a five-day creativity trip of in-depth labs, sessions and workshops. The final winners will be announced Aug. 25. 

Kutos graduated from Wilkes in May 2017 with a double major in English and digital design and media art. She received the Annette Evans Humanities Award, the Patricia Boyle Heaman and Robert J. Heaman Scholarship, and the Outstanding Achievement in Digital Design and Media Art Award at graduation. 

The department of integrative media, art and design prepares students for a career in creative fields such as graphic design, digital marketing or video production, all while learning how to solve problems in a deadline-oriented, high-end studio environment.

For more information about the digital design and media art major, visit www.wilkes.edu.